Published On: Wed, Oct 17th, 2012

Halloween Happenings











Fright Nights

Where: Cherokee Phoenix Theatre

When: Friday, Oct. 26 starting at 11:45pm; Saturday, Oct. 27 starting at 11:45pm

What: Double features will be shown both nights at 11:45pm and 1:30am. Friday will feature Friday the 13th (R) and Halloween (R) and Saturday will feature Carrie (R) and The Rite (PG13).

Cost: $5 per night. Guests must be 17 or older to view R-rated movies or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Info: 497-7384,


Haunted Village

Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

When: Oct. 26-31 at 7pm nightly

What: Haunted Village including “kill rooms”, “torture chambers”, and more. Not recommended for children under 10. Tony Todd aka “The Candyman” will do a meet-and-greet on Halloween night from 7-10pm.

Cost: $10 per person, combo tickets for Haunted Village and Ghost Walk are available for $18

Info:, Laura Blythe 497-1126,


Ghost Walk

Where: Mountainside Theater

When: Oct. 26, 27, 28, 31 from 8-10:30pm except Halloween night when tours start at 7pm

What: Ghost walk through the area of the theater. Paranormal activity has been reported by actors, stage managers and other staff for years.

Cost: $10 per person, combo tickets for Haunted Village and Ghost Walk are available for $18

Info:, Laura Blythe 497-1126,


Graham County Schools Family Fall Festival

Where: Robbinsville High School gym

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8pm

What: Free game booths, hot dog dinner fundraiser, free trick or treat trail, free contests

Cost: Free

Info: Marcia Hollifield (828) 479-4624


Halloween Carnival

Where: Snowbird Recreation Complex near Robbinsville

When: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 5:30pm

What: Booth games and food, costume contest, hayrides and more

Cost: Hayrides are $1, carnival itself is free

Info: Snowbird Recreation Dept. (828) 479-6178


Halloween Trunk-R-Treat

Where: Bridge Park in downtown Sylva

When: Sunday, Oct. 28 from 5-8pm

What: Food, inflatables, candy, games, prizes, hairstyling and more

Cost: Free

Info: no contact given


Halloween Carnival

Where: Dora Reed Child Care Center

When: Monday, Oct. 29 from 5-7pm

What: Games, pumpkin carving and more.  This is for Cherokee Tribal Childcare Services (CTCCS) families only.

Cost: $2/family

Info: Angela L. Moncada 497-9008, ext. 2218


CTCCS Trick-or-Treat Activity

Where: Dora Reed Child Care Center

When: Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 9-11am

What: Trick-or-Treating for the children at CTCCS only

Cost: Free

Info: Angela L. Moncada 497-9008, ext. 2218


Everything Pumpkin and Healthy  Halloween Treats Cooking Demo

Where: Cherokee Food Lion

When: Monday, Oct. 29 from 4-6pm

What: Cooking demonstration, free tasting, recipe and education, raffle prizes

Cost: Free

Info: Robin Callahan, RD, MHS, LDN 554-6785,


Trick-or-Treat Night

Where: Acquoni Expo Center (old CHS track)

When: Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 5:30-8:30pm

What: Tribal programs and local businesses set up trick-or-treat booths for youth of all ages.

Cost: Free

Info: Healthy Cherokee 497-7460 or 554-6180


Trick-or Treat Kick-off Carnival

Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies plaza in downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 12-4pm

What: Contests, games, food, trick-or-treat safety tips, bounce house and more

Cost: Free

Info: Chuck Winstead (865) 654-0766


Kolanvyi Kids Scary Movie Night 

Where: Big Cove Rec.

When: Oct. 19 at 8pm

What: Movie night with free popcorn and drinks

Cost: Free

Info: Mariah Mahan 788-4574


Big Cove Community Halloween Carnival

Where: Big Cove Rec Center

When: Monday, Oct. 29 from 6 -9 pm

What: Costume contests, games, wicked good food, and devilish fun, all are welcome

Cost: Free

Info: Big Cove Rep. Perry Shell 269-0926